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Understanding the Concepts of Feng Shui, Harmonia and Related Traditions

Decoding the mystery: a basic glossary briefly explaining our perspective on some of the traditions and concepts related to Feng Shui and Harmonia.

Depending on your interests and background, you may have felt a little lost when reading our post “A Deep Look at the Materials and Methods of Making the Creative Force Pendant”, since it is considered somewhat esoteric. After reading this primer, we hope you will better understand how we applied some of these concepts in the design of The Creative Force Bagua Pendant.


Vortex Math & the 369 Sequence

Tesla utilized it in his creations and Marko Rodin figured it out with his Vortex Math. It is actually a sequence of 693 or 396. It is the magnetic field! It also has to do with Plato’s monochord  harmonics, pitches produced by touching the string lightly at a given point while plucking it, only sound when the string is touched at a node, (it is all about finding the node) a point that is at a whole-number division of the string. Creating a node forces the string to vibrate in a limited mode. Prime-number divisions of the string ( 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 etc.) all function by shutting off sectioning by other primes (one way of showing that powers of 2, 3, 5 and so on and do not blend with one another). The modes of whole-number divisions of the strings, as vibrational states, are discontinuous, and pitches “jump” from one harmonic to the next, with similarities to “quantum leaps” of energy, and to the whole-number behavior of electrons in the atoms of the elements (“Law of Simple Multiple Proportions”).

The number of nodal points is theoretically unlimited, but smaller, evidently, than the number of “points” on the string-line, which include irrationals etc. Getting back to Marko Rodin, the other number patterns are: 2, 4, 8. this is a positive or clockwise spin and Marco Rodin sees this as “positive electric”. Then there is the other sequence: 7,5,1. This is a negative spin or counter-clockwise and is referred o as a “negative electric”.This is not by chance. This is fundamental physical and metaphysical musical creationism. This is the core of universal creation. We now have this confirmed from experts in mathematics, physics, and more.

“If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.”

– Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla
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Marko Rodin
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Rodin Coil
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Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurveda originated in prehistoric times, and that some of the concepts of Ayurveda have existed from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization or even earlier. Ayurveda developed significantly during the Vedic period and later some of the non-Vedic systems such as Buddhism and Jainism also developed medical concepts and practices that appear in the classical Ayurveda treatises. Humoral balance is emphasized, and the suppressing of natural urges is considered unhealthy and claimed to lead to illness. Ayurveda names three elemental substances, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha), and states that a balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance results in disease. Ayurveda has eight canonical components, which are derived from classical Sanskrit literature. Some of the oldest known Ayurvedic texts include the Suśrutha Saṃhitā and Charaka Saṃhitā, which are written in Sanskrit. Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are a type of complementary or alternative medicine. In the Western world, Ayurveda therapies and practices (which are manifold) have been integrated in general wellness applications and as well in some cases in medical use.

Ayurvedic Medicine
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Pre-Heaven Ba Gua

The Bagua means literally: “eight symbols”, or Pa Kua, are eight trigrams used in Daoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality, seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts. Each consists of three lines, each line either “broken” or “unbroken,” respectively representing yin or yang. Due to their tripartite structure, they are often referred to as “trigrams” in English.

Fu Xi or Pre Heaven Ba Gua
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Bioenergetic Field


The biology of energy transformations and energy exchanges (as in photosynthesis) within and between living things and their environments

Bioenergetics
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Cosmic Patterns


Relating to  an electric current which is detected on the earth’ surface; influence of this current on the habitat and the inhabitants. and originates from space and other celestial bodies.  Reference:  M. Metler  – Netzgitter – Handbuch (1982), Stephan Cardinaux – Geometries Sacred Tome 1 & 2 (2004).

Cosmic Patterns
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Feng Shui

Is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. It is closely linked to Daoism. The term Feng Shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the passage of the now-lost Classic of Burial recorded in Guo Pu’s commentary: Feng Shui is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). The Feng Shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as Qi. Historically, Feng Shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of Feng Shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass. Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water.

Feng Shui Compass
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Fibonacci Series and Phi Ratio

In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence, called the Fibonacci sequence, and characterized by the fact that every number in it is the sum of the two preceding ones:
1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144, etc.
2,2,4,6,10,16,26,42,68,110, etc.
3,3,6,9,15,24,39,63,102,165, etc
Fibonacci proportions converging to phi inside a harmonic standing wave!

Fibonacci Spiral
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Creating tables of 1-9 using the additive Fibonacci Series is a great harmonic and dampening design tool.

Intrinsic to the process of perfect dampening are the qualities of symmetry, reflexivity and whole number structure of space.  But it is the force of natural dampening that provides coherence and prevents “overly exuberant” resonance from forming fractal waves.  Beginning with the 13th convergent gap at the ratio about 1.3, the golden ratio acts as a kind of physical container to keep standing waves from simply exploding.  Pythagorean scholars and alchemists during the 15th century were well aware of the significance of such secret harmonic numbers.  They would have known by adding .007 onto the octave the golden ratio reaches the proportion of 13:8 and that was a Fibonacci number.  They would have also known that  13: 8 is also located very near yet another golden ratio as a fraction between the major and minor 6th intervals.  This proportion begins the natural harmonic dampening region that spirals inward along the Fibonacci series towards the octave golden ratio.  Esoteric knowledge of harmonic principles like this was not uncommon among alchemists and natural philosophers in the 15th century, through word of the golden ratio as a silencing action in sound and its central role in harmonic formation was a well kept secret.….
 
Excerpt from the book Interference by Richard Merrick.

Interference by Richard Merrick

Fullerene

Is a molecule of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, and many other shapes. Spherical fullerenes are also called Buckminsterfullerenes (buckyballs), and they resemble the balls used in football (soccer). Cylindrical ones are called carbon nanotubes or buckytubes. Fullerenes are similar in structure to graphite, which is composed of stacked graphene sheets of linked hexagonal rings; but they may also contain pentagonal (or sometimes heptagonal) rings. The discovery of fullerenes greatly expanded the number of known carbon allotropes, which until recently were limited to graphite, graphene, diamond, and amorphous carbon such as soot and charcoal. Buckyballs and buckytubes have been the subject of intense research, both for their unique chemistry and for their technological applications, especially in materials science, electronics, and nanotechnology.

Fullerenes

Phi or Golden Ratio

In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. It is Phi or 1.6180339887…The golden ratio is also called the golden mean or golden section (Latin: sectio aurea). Other names include extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section (Latin: sectio divina), golden proportion, golden cut, and golden number. Some twentieth-century artists and architects, including Le Corbusier and Dalí, have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio—especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio—believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing. The golden ratio appears in some patterns in nature, including the spiral arrangement of leaves and other plant parts.
Mathematicians since Euclid have studied the properties of the golden ratio, including its appearance in the dimensions of a regular pentagon and in a golden rectangle, which may be cut into a square and a smaller rectangle with the same aspect ratio. The golden ratio has also been used to analyze the proportions of natural objects as well as man-made systems such as financial markets.

9055410 – detailed photo of a halved backlit shell of a chambered nautilus (nautilus pompilius)

Harmonia

An ancient term used in music and by Hans Kayser for the title of the book Harmonia Planetarium, 1943.  It is the study of harmonics.  In its strictest sense it describes any member of the harmonic series. The term is employed in various disciplines, including music and acoustics, electronic power transmission, radio technology, etc. It is typically applied to repeating signals, such as sinusoidal waves. A harmonic of such a wave is a wave with a frequency that is a positive integer multiple of the frequency of the original wave, known as the fundamental frequency. The original wave is also called 1st harmonic, the following harmonics are known as higher harmonics. As all harmonics are periodic at the fundamental frequency, the sum of harmonics is also periodic at that frequency.

Hans Kayser

Tao/Dao

Is a Chinese word signifying ‘way’, ‘path’, ‘route’, or sometimes more loosely, ‘doctrine’ or ‘principle’. Within the context of traditional Chinese philosophy and religion, the Tao is the intuitive knowing of “life” that cannot be grasped full-heartedly as just a concept but is known nonetheless through actual living experience of one’s everyday being. The Tao differs from conventional (Western) ontology in that it is an active and holistic practice of the natural order of Nature and its universal awakening, rather than a static, atomistic one. Laozi in the Tao Te Ching explains that the Tao is not a ‘name’ for a ‘thing’ but the underlying natural order of the Universe whose ultimate essence is difficult to circumscribe due to it being non conceptual yet evident’ in one’s being of aliveness. The Tao is “eternally nameless”  and to be distinguished from the countless ‘named’ things which are considered to be its manifestations, the reality of life before its descriptions of it. The Tao lends its name to the religious tradition and philosophical tradition that are both referred to in English with the single term Taoism.

Tao in Chinese Script via Taoisma4

Hexagrams

The I-Ching book consists of 64 hexagrams. A hexagram is a figure composed of six stacked horizontal lines (yáo), where each line is either Yang (an unbroken, or solid line), or Yin (broken, an open line with a gap in the center). The hexagram lines are traditionally counted from the bottom up, so the lowest line is considered line one while the top line is line six. Hexagrams are formed by combining the original eight trigrams in different combinations. Each hexagram is accompanied with a description, often cryptic, akin to parables. Each line in every hexagram is also given a similar description.

Hexagrams

I-Ching

The I Ching, or Classic of Changes, is an ancient divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics. Possessing a history of more than two and a half millennia of commentary and interpretation, the I Ching is an influential text read throughout the world, providing inspiration to the worlds of religion, psychoanalysis, business, literature, and art. Originally a divination manual in the Western Zhou period (1000–750 BC), over the course of the Warring States period and early Imperial Period (500–200 BC) it was transformed into a cosmological text with a series of philosophical commentaries known as the “Ten Wings.” After becoming part of the Five Classics in the 2nd century BC, the I Ching was the subject of scholarly commentary and the basis for divination practice for centuries across the Far East, and eventually took on an influential role in Western understanding of Eastern thought.

I Ching by John Minford

Xian Tian / Pre-Heaven or Fu Xi Arrangement

In the Xian Tian, also known as Fu Xi Bagua or Earlier Heaven Bagua, the Heaven is in the higher part and the Earth is in the lower part. The trigram Qian (Heaven) is at the top, the trigram Kun (Earth) is at the bottom (in the past, the South was located at the top in Chinese maps). The trigram Li (Fire) is located on the left and opposite to it is the trigram Kan (Water). Zhen (Thunder) and Xun (Wind) form another pair, while being one opposite the other, the first on the bottom left next to Li while the second is next to Qian on the top right of the Bagua. Gen (Mountain) and Dui (Lake) form the last pair, one opposite the other, both in balance and harmony. The adjustment of the trigrams is symmetrical by forming exact contrary pairs. They symbolize the opposite forces of Yin and Yang and represent an ideal state, when everything is in balance.

Pre-Heaven Bagua
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King Wen Arrangement

It is also known as the Later Heaven sequence or the Manifested Bagua, The Lo (River) Chart (Luo Shu) and refers to the order of change in the manifest world, embodying the cycle of birth and death, the day, and as well as the 24 Jieqi (jieqi: 24 seasonal markers, which follow the solar year, see: Chinese Calendar), time, anatomy, geography, geomancy, astrology, and astronomy.
Another philosophical description of the source of the Ba Gua is the following by King Wen of the Zhou Dynasty (1122-256 BC): ‘When the world began, there was heaven and earth. Heaven mated with the earth and gave birth to everything in the world. Heaven is Qian-gua, and the Earth is K’un-gua. The remaining six guas are their sons and daughters’. Some trigrams are also among the Five Elements of Wu Xing: Water and Fire.

Post-Heaven Ba Gua
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Wu Xing

Water and Fire. The element of Earth corresponds with both, the trigrams of Earth and Mountain. The element of Wood corresponds with the trigrams of Wind (as a gentle but inexorable force that can erode and penetrate stone) and Thunder. The element of Metal corresponds with the trigrams of Sky (Heaven) and Lake (Marsh). There are two cycles. The cycle of creation: wood feed water, fire makes earth, earth creates metal, metal collects water and water nourishes wood. The cycle of destruction: wood breaks the earth, fire melts metal, earth absorbs water, metal splits wood and water extinguishes fire.

Wu Xing
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Longitudinal Waves

Also known as “l waves”, are waves in which the displacement of the medium is in the same direction as, or the opposite direction to, the direction of travel of the wave. Mechanical longitudinal waves are also called compressional waves or compression waves, because they produce compression and rarefaction when traveling through a medium.

Longitudinal Waves
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Physical Radiesthesia

It is also known Microvibrational Physics, as they (the French researchers Chaumery, Belizal and Morel in the 1930’s and late 1940’s) called their science to differentiate it from the widely popularized Mental Radiesthesia, which was a form of Dowsing based on the operators interaction with his subconscious, in a form of psychic activity, which was prone to autosuggestion, and was therefore not very accurate for scientific work. They based their work on the meticulous study of Egyptian temple sciences. The French researchers lay the basis for what they called “Ondes de Forme” which means “Energy of Shape”. They were soon eclipsed by the proponents of Mental Radiesthesia or Dowsing, and there work was forgotten except for a few researchers.

Universal pendulum. Result of radiesthetic research by A. de Belizal, L. Chaumery and P.A. Morel.
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Planes of Existence

In esoteric cosmology, a plane other than the physical plane is conceived as a subtle state of consciousness that transcends the known physical universe. The concept may be found in religious and esoteric teachings—e.g. Vedanta (Advaita Vedanta), Ayyavazhi, shamanism, Hermeticism, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, Kashmir Shaivism, Sant Mat/Surat Shabd Yoga, Sufism, Druze, Kabbalah, Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Rosicrucianism (Esoteric Christian), etc.—which propound the idea of a whole series of subtle planes or worlds or dimensions which, from a center, interpenetrate themselves and the physical planet in which we live, the solar systems, and all the physical structures of the universe. This interpenetration of planes culminates in the universe itself as a physical structured, dynamic and evolutive expression emanated through a series of steadily denser stages, becoming progressively more material and embodied. The emanation is conceived, according to esoteric teachings, to have originated, at the dawn of the universe’s manifestation, in The Supreme Being Who sent out—from the unmanifested Absolute beyond comprehension—the dynamic force of creative energy, as sound-vibration (“the Word”), into the abyss of space.


Subtle Bodies

Is one of a series of psycho-physical constituents of living beings, according to various esoteric, occult, and mystical teachings. According to such beliefs each subtle body corresponds to a subtle plane of existence, in a hierarchy or great chain of being that culminates in the physical form.

Subtle Body and Aura Diagram
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supra-sensible


Not perceptible by the senses; beyond the experience of the material world.


 
Traditional Chinese Medicine/TCM


Is a style of traditional Asian medicine informed by modern medicine but built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. It is primarily used as a complementary alternative medicine approach. TCM is widely used in China and is becoming increasingly prevalent in Europe and North America. One of the basic tenets of TCM holds that the body’s vital energy (chi or qi) circulates through channels, called meridians, that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions.” Concepts of the body and of disease used in TCM reflect its ancient origins and its emphasis on dynamic processes over material structure, similar to European humoral theory.

Meridian System, Part of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Yin and Yang

From Wikipedia: In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality symbolized by yin and yang. This duality lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine, and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise, such as baguazhang, taijiquan (t’ai chi), and qigong (Chi Kung), as well as appearing in the pages of the I Ching. Duality is found in many belief systems, but Yin and Yang are parts of a Oneness that is also equated with the Tao. A term has been coined dualistic-monism or dialectical monism. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, (for instance shadow cannot exist without light). Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation. The yin yang (i.e. taijitu symbol) shows a balance between two opposites with a portion of the opposite element in each section. In Taoist metaphysics, distinctions between good and bad, along with other dichotomous moral judgments, are perceptual, not real; so, the duality of yin and yang is an indivisible whole. In the ethics of Confucianism on the other hand, most notably in the philosophy of Dong Zhongshu (c. 2nd century BC), a moral dimension is attached to the idea of yin and yang.


Musical Yin Yang and Color

Once upon a time, the Emperors would dowse to find the C note and F note to define where they were in the Grand Precession. This important task was to keep the civilization in Harmony with Nature in a timeless way.

Creative Force yin yang octave study
Study of Octaves
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